I’m glad that I don’t listen. Bullet content.

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by timmy51, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. timmy51

    timmy51 Squier Talker

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    I picked a new Affinity and Bullet over the last few months and today I did a loaded pick guard change on the Bullet. I replaced the stock one wit a US Highway One loaded guard that I had lying around.
    I was told I’d have to rout the body deeper and the the pick guard screw holes wouldn’t line up properly but it fit beautifully,no problems at all.
    I’m pretty impressed with the quality of these Bulllets, a lot better than I expected really. The routs are all cleanly done,everything is grounded and painted properly. As good as any of my USA strats. I’m impressed ! Now I just gotta add strings, 9’s or 10’s

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  2. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    I'm glad everything worked out for you. Regarding routing and screw fitting, it's always a crap shoot. As I've said before, the only thing consistent with Squiers is their inconsistency. That's of course speaking of hardware consistency. Their overall quality is very good to excellent.

    Congratulations on a successful mod. I see it is a hard tail which I wish more were, like the majority.
     
  3. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Squier-Meister

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  4. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Sounds like you lucked out! HNmodD!
     
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Holes are a crap shoot. Sometimes they line up perfectly, somethings they're a fraction off, sometimes there are no screw holes behind the holes.

    It all still works out though.
     
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  6. timmy51

    timmy51 Squier Talker

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    I got lucky is all. Lol
     
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  7. timmy51

    timmy51 Squier Talker

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    Yes I did. I’m even surprised. I’m the master of bad luck. Lol
     
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  8. timmy51

    timmy51 Squier Talker

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    I really surprised by the quality. I expected it to look like beaver chews in there. It is excellent !
     
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  9. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

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    Bullets are great! Glad it worked out for you!
     
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  10. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-Nut

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    I put a Highway One loaded guard into an Affinity and love the thing!

    If you've got a neck you like the rest is all just a matter of fettling…. Glad it worked out for you.
     
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  11. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
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    Are you asking?. We know you're not going to listen :)

    Good looking guitars. Congrats on the new guitars.

    And, if I didn't say it yet, welcome to Squ-alk.
     
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  12. AffinityProject

    AffinityProject Squier-Meister

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    Pretty cool, pretty cool! Don't buy into the heart of the "Unmodability"! I've modded Affinities as well, and I overprepared and nothing really set me back at all. Gratz man!
     
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  13. timmy51

    timmy51 Squier Talker

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    Yeah it wasn’t so hard. I was expecting the the worst. It was pretty straight forward.
     
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  14. 9-42

    9-42 Squier-Meister

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    9's or 10's? Hmmmm... This is where I get to do a name-drop! :D
    I met jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli about 15 years ago, and asked what size strings he used, and he said 13's.
    He said "the thicker the string, the better the tone." I guess when you've been playing for 85 years (he's 92 and still gigging regularly!!!) your fingers have the strength to deal with such heavy strings.
    I also sat next to Les Paul at the bar of the small club in NYC (Fat Tuesday's, IIRC...) where he had a weekly gig about 30 years ago, when he was on a break between sets, and spoke with him for a few minutes. He was as nice as could be. Just an ordinary guy with a great sense of humor.
    Can you believe that I forgot to ask for an autograph? :mad:
     
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  15. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

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    "It's on your guitar."

     
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  16. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    9s on everything always. (for me)

    I've been playing a few full on fenders, some American, some MIM. I could have picked up my singers MIM Strat the other day for $175, it's great, it's clean and underpriced a little bit because it has a hot rail (and the original pickup in the case). But it wasn't as comfortable or sounding any better than my Bullet (though.. I have a slew of other guitars anyway...).
     
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